Book Reviews
Trump Can Help Debunk Alleged College 'Rape Culture' Jan. 29, 2017 A review of The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, Jr. Real Clear Politics
Trump's GOP: Perched Between Risk and Opportunity Jan. 25, 2017 A review of The Fourth Way by Hugh Hewitt Real Clear Politics
A Defense of Obama That Cherry-Picks the Facts Jan. 17, 2017 A review of Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail by Jonathan Chait Real Clear Politics
What Trump Needs to Know About the Middle East Dec. 4, 2016 A review of Ike’s Gamble by Michael Doran Real Clear Politics
A Poor Guide for Trump's High Court Choices Nov. 28, 2016 A review of The Constitution Today by Akhil Reed Amar Real Clear Politics
Why the Right Splintered But the Left United Nov. 2, 2016 A review of The Demon in Democracy by Ryszard Legutko Real Clear Politics
Giving Israel Its Due Oct. 18, 2016 A review of Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis Defining Ideas
Dowd on America's Dangerous Choice Sept. 10, 2016 A review of The Year of Voting Dangerously by Maureen Dowd Real Clear Politics
Obama and Iran: A Misguided Messianic Mission Aug. 22, 2016 A review of The Iran Wars by Jay Solomon Real Clear Politics
The Perils of Moral Narcissism July 12, 2016 A review of I Know Best by Roger L. Simon Real Clear Politics
Strassel Nails the Left's 'Intimidation' Crusade June 18, 2016 A review of The Intimidation Game by Kimberly Strassel Real Clear Politics
Presidential Hopefuls Desert Moderation, Democracy's Glue June 2, 2016 A review of Democracy in Moderation by Paul Carrese Real Clear Politics
Reasonable Reforms for a Fractured America May 22, 2016 A review of The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin Real Clear Politics
A Moderate Game Plan for the GOP Apr. 8, 2016 A review of Going Red by Ed Morrissey Real Clear Politics
Foreign Policy Fueled by Fantasy Apr. 5, 2016 A review of Mission Failure by Michael Mandelbaum Real Clear Politics
What Was Wrong with the Old Zionism? Mar. 30, 2016 A review of A Political Theory for the Jewish People by Chaim Gans Mosaic Magazine
What EJ Dionne Doesn't Get About Conservatism Jan. 15, 2016 A review of Why the Right Went Wrong by EJ Dionne Real Clear Politics
'Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions'--Criticism from Friedrich Nietzsche Jan. 14, 2016 A review of Friedrich Nietzsche, edited by Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon Commonweal
Can Trump, Cruz Win Over GOP's "Four Factions"? Dec. 10, 2015 A review of The Four Faces of the Republican Party by Henry Olsen and Dante J. Scala Real Clear Politics
Peggy Noonan's Words to Live By Nov. 11, 2015 A review of The Time of Our Lives by Peggy Noonan Real Clear Politics
20 Years After Death, Rabin's Leadership Unmatched Oct. 24, 2015 A review of Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel by Dan Ephron Real Clear Politics
Obama's Tattered Middle East Policy Oct. 13, 2015 A review of Doomed to Succeed by Dennis Ross Real Clear Politics
Women and the Workplace-Parenthood Squeeze Sept. 29, 2015 A review of Unfinished Business by Anne Marie Slaughter Real Clear Politics
What Unites Conservatives Sept. 15, 2015 A review of the reissue of What Is Conservatism? Real Clear Politics
The Conservative Heart August 5, 2015 A review of The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America by Arthur C. Brooks Defining Ideas
Walzer's Paradox August 2015 A review of The Paradox of Liberation by Michael Walzer First Things
Paulsens Give the Constitution Its Due June 7, 2015 A review of The Constitution: An Introduction by Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen Real Clear Politics
The Obama Doctrine: A Recipe for Failure Overseas May 21, 2015 A review of The Obama Doctrine by Colin Dueck Real Clear Politics
The Left's Crusade Against Free Speech May 10, 2015 A review of The Silencing by Kirsten Powers Real Clear Politics
Judith Miller's "Story": Setting the Record Straight Apr. 8, 2015 Real Clear Politics
"Conservatarians" Welcome Both Cowboys, Community Mar. 8, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Lessons for Obama in a Still Relevant 1964 Text Dec. 16, 2014 A review of the 50th-anniversary edition of Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism by James Burnham Real Clear Politics
In a Fragmented Age, Spotlighting the Core of What Unites Us Nov. 30, 2014 A review of Inventing the Individual by Larry Siedentop Real Clear Politics
Bret Stephens's Call for Robust US Foreign Policy Nov. 16, 2014 A review of America in Retreat by Bret Stephens Real Clear Politics
New Republic Falls Short of the True Liberalism It Champions Oct. 13, 2014 A review of Insurrections of the Mind, edited by Franklin Foer Real Clear Politics
Addressing the Crisis in Liberal Education -- Too Liberally Aug. 30, 2014 A review of Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz Real Clear Politics
Leo Strauss's Political Philosophy: Reviled But Redeemed Aug. 16, 2014 A review of Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy by Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert Real Clear Politics
Affirmative Action and the Demotion of Truth June 24, 2014 A review of Cheating: An Insider's Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA by Tim Groseclose Real Clear Politics
A Practical Plan for Recalibrating Conservatism June 9, 2014 A review of Room to Grow: Conservative Reforms for a Limited Government and a Thriving Middle Class by Peter Wehner, et al. Real Clear Politics
A Conservative's Case for Moderation May 14, 2014 A review of The Meaning of Conservatism by Roger Scruton Real Clear Politics
Giving Liberalism Its Due -- and Taking It to Task May 8, 2014 A review of Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett Real Clear Politics
Kibbe's Tea Party Rx Lacks Key Ingredient: Compromise May 1, 2014 A review of Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto by Matt Kibbe Real Clear Politics
The DA, Duke Lacrosse and Higher-Ed Hypocrisy Apr. 17, 2014 A review of The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan Real Clear Politics
Global Capitalism: A Vital Foreign Policy Tool Apr. 9, 2014 A review of The Road to Global Prosperity by Michael Mandelbaum Real Clear Politics
A One-State Mideast Solution? It Won't Work. Apr. 3, 2014 A review of The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick Real Clear Politics
Peter Schuck's Rx for Big Government's Ills A review of Why Government Fails So Often And How It Can Do Better by Peter Schuck Mar. 25, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Debate Club Feb. 2014 A review of The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left by Yuval Levin The New Criterion
Israel's Vitality and Vulnerability Nov. 18, 2013 A review of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit Real Clear Politics
Church, State and Neutrality: A Helpful Guidebook Nov. 11, 2013 A review of Defending American Religious Neutrality by Andrew Koppelman Real Clear Politics
The Harm in Hate Speech Laws Fall 2013 A review of The Harm in Hate Speech by Jeremy Waldron The Hedgehog Review
A Must-Read Book for Brokers of Mideast Peace Talks Oct. 27, 2013 A review of Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation by Yossi Klein Halevi Real Clear Politics
We Need a Realistic Path to Government Reform Oct. 16, 2013 A review of The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin Real Clear Politics
Progressivism as Religion: Dworkin's Flawed Belief Oct. 6, 2013 A review of Religion Without God by Ronald Dworkin Real Clear Politics
Heritage of Liberty May 12, 2013 A review of Leading the Way: The Story of Ed Feulner and the Heritage Foundation by Lee Edwards The Wall Street Journal
Tom Wolfe's Miami Feb./Mar. 2013 A review of Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe Policy Review
The Constitution and Globalization Aug./Sept. 2012 A review of Taming Globalization: International Law, the US Constitution, and the New World Order by Julian Ku and John Yoo Policy Review
Reading into the Constitution June/July 2012 A review of Living Originalism by Jack M. Balkin Policy Review
Reconsidering the Arab Spring Apr./May 2012 A review of The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East by Kenneth M. Pollack (et al.) Policy Review
Shawcross on Terror Feb./Mar. 2012 A review of Justice and the Enemy: From the Nuremberg Trials to Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, by William Shawcross Policy Review
Boot Camp for Citizens Dec. 9, 2011 A review of Teaching America by David Feith The Wall Street Journal
Gordon Wood's America Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012 A review of The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon Wood Policy Review
Sinister Times And What to Do Nov. 4, 2011 A review of Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It by Alan Wolfe The Wall Street Journal
Religion in America Oct./Nov. 2011 A review of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell Policy Review
God and Man and Politics July 4, 2011 A review of The City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era by Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner The Weekly Standard
Liberal Internationalism and Freedom June/July 2011 A review of Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order by G. John Ikenberry Policy Review
The Goldstone Mess Apr./May. 2011 A review of The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict, edited by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner and Philip Weiss Policy Review
Thinking About Torture Feb./Mar. 2011 A review of Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror by Charles Fried and Gregory Fried Policy Review
One State? Winter 2011 A review of What is a Palestinian State Worth? by Sari Nusseibeh The Jewish Review of Books
The Thinker Nov. 5, 2010 A review of Reading Obama by James T. Kloppenberg The Wall Street Journal
The Cheshire Cat Conservative Oct./Nov. 2010 A review of Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations: A William F. Buckley Jr. Omnibus, edited by Linda Bridges and Roger Kimball Policy Review
Understanding the Geneva Conventions June/July 2010 A review of Geneva Conventions by Gary D. Solis and Fred L. Borch Policy Review
The Exceptional Document Apr./May 2010 A review of The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide by Seth Lipsky Policy Review
The Lawyering of War Feb./Mar. 2010 A review of The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective by Michael Lewis, Eric Jensen, Geoffrey Corn, Victor Hansen, Richard Jackson and James Schoettler Policy Review
Alive and Well Dec. 28, 2009 A review of Reappraising the Right: The Past and Future of American Conservatism by George H. Nash The Weekly Standard
Breakdown in the Academy Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010 A review of The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand Policy Review
Reagan's Candid Way Oct./Nov. 2009 A review of The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution 1980-1989 by Steven F. Hayward Policy Review
An Exaggerated Death Sept. 3, 2009 A review of The Death of Conservatism by Sam Tanenhaus National Review Online
Conserving Aug./Sept. 2009 A review of The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History by Patrick Allitt Policy Review
Moderation is No Vice July 27, 2009 A review of Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin The Weekly Standard
God and John Rawls June/July 2009 A review of A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith by John Rawls, edited by Thomas Nagel Policy Review
His Liberal Hour May 25, 2009 A review of The Future of Liberalism by Alan Wolfe The Weekly Standard
The Aesthetic Urge Apr./May 2009 A review of The Art Instinct by Denis Dutton Policy Review
Towering Ivories Nov. 3, 2008 A review of Save the World on Your Own Time by Stanley Fish The Weekly Standard
Bookends: 11/9 and 9/11 Fall 2008 A review of America Between the Wars‚ From 11/9 to 9/11: The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Start of the War on Terror by Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier, and The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan World Affairs
Peaceless Aug./Sept. 2008 A review of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace by Aaron David Miller Policy Review
Answering Edward Said June/July 2008 A review of Defending the West by Ibn Warraq Policy Review
After America: Fareed Zakaria's 'Post-American World' Apr. 30, 2008 A review of THe Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria The New York Sun
Fighting Jihad Apr./May 2008 A review of Faith, Reason, and the War against Jihadism by George Weigel Policy Review
The Persistence of Religion Spring 2008 A review of A Secular Age by Charles Taylor The Claremont Review of Books
On Toleration Mar./Apr. 2008 A review of Pernicious Tolerance: How Teaching to 'Accept Differences' Undermines Civil Society by Robert Weissberg, and Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire by Wendy Brown The American Interest
Exceptionally American Feb./Mar. 2008 A review of God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World by Walter Russell Mead Policy Review
What Is a University for? Dec. 2007/Jan. 2008 A review of Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman Policy Review
Democracy at Home Oct. 22, 2007 A review of Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government by Michael Mandelbaum The Weekly Standard
Conserving Russell Kirk Oct./Nov. 2007 A review of The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays, edited by George A. Panichas Policy Review
Contested Authority Sept. 15, 2007 A review of The Stillborn God by Mark Lilla The Wall Street Journal
Vulgarizing the War Debate Aug./Sept. 2007 A review of The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror by Stephen Holmes Policy Review PDF version
American Creed July 15, 2007 A review of Americanism: The Fourth Great American Religion by David Gelernter The New York Post
Spinoza's Religion June/July 2007 A review of Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity by Rebecca Goldstein Policy Review PDF version
Proudly Liberal Apr./May 2007 A review of Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism by Paul Starr Policy Review PDF version
Illiberal Liberalism Apr. 2007 A review of Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New Political Debate by Ronald Dworkin First Things
New Media and Old Feb./Mar. 2007 A review of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 by Mark Halperin and John F. Harris Policy Review PDF version
Against Relativism Oct. 23, 2006 A review of Neoconservatism: Why We Need It by Douglas Murray The Weekly Standard
Partisan Freedom Oct./Nov. 2006 A review of Whose Freedom: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea by George Lakoff Policy Review PDF version
Freedom at War Sept. 18, 2006 A review of Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency by Richard A. Posner The Weekly Standard
War-Torn Democrats Aug./Sept. 2006 A review of With All Our Might: A Progressive Strategy for Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty, edited by Will Marshall, and The Good Fight: Why Liberals --- and Only Liberals --- Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again by Peter Beinart Policy Review PDF version
When Liberalism Was Young Summer 2006 A review of John Stuart Mill: A Biography by Nicholas Capaldi The Claremont Review of Books
Gentlemen Revolutionaries June/July 2006 A review of Revolutionary Characters: What Made The Founders Different by Gordon S. Wood Policy Review PDF version
The Case Against Compromise June 1, 2006 A review of The Party of Death by Ramesh Ponnuru The Wall Street Journal
Progressives for Growth Apr./May 2006 A review of The Moral Consequences of Growth by Benjamin M. Friedman and The Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity by Gene Sperling Policy Review
Literature in Theory Feb./Mar., 2006 A review of Theory's Empire: An Anthology of Dissent, edited by Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral Policy Review
Executive Muscle Jan. 15, 2006 A review of The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11 by John Yoo The New York Post
Democratizing the Constitution Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006 A review of Active Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic Constitution by Stephen Breyer Policy Review
A Worthy War Critic Oct./Nov. 2005 A review of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer Policy Review
Educating the University June/July 2005 A review of Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus by Donald Alexander Downs Policy Review
Laws of Nations Apr./May 2005 A review of A New World Order by Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Limits of International Law by Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner, and Law without Nations? Why Constitutional Government Requires Sovereign States by Jeremy Rabkin Policy Review
He is Charlotte Simmons Feb./Mar. 2005 A review of I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe Policy Review
Enlightenment Rightly Understood Dec. 2004/Jan. 2005 A review of The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American Enlightenments by Gertrude Himmelfarb Policy Review
Politicizing Reason Oct./Nov. 2004 A review of Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America by Robert Reich Policy Review
Tabloid Scholarship Oct. 3, 2004 A review of Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire by Anne Norton The New York Post
Lubavitchers and Liberals Aug./Sept. 2004 A review of Lubavitchers as Citizens: A Paradox of Liberal Democracy by Jan Feldman Policy Review
This is Berlin: When a Famed Thinker Took to the Airwaves Dec. 20, 2002 A review of Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty by Isaiah Berlin The Forward
Reasonable Doubts Dec. 15, 2002 A review of Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Modern Philosophy by Susan Neiman, and Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy by Bernard Williams p. BW04 The Washington Post
Byron at Ground Zero Nov. 4, 2002 A review of Romantics at War: Glory and Guilt in the Age of Terrorism by George P. Fletcher pp. 31-37 The New Republic
The Pathos of the Kass Report Oct./Nov. 2002 A review of Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry, a report by the President's Council on Bioethics pp. 71-78 Policy Review
Beyond Good and Evil Aug. 18, 2002 A review of Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rüdiger Safranski, trans. Shelley Frisch, and Zarathustra's Secret: The Interior Life of Friedrich Nietzsche by Joachim Köhler, translated by Ronald Taylor p. BW15 The Washington Post
The Complexities of Cloning Aug. 2, 2002 The Jerusalem Post
Returning to Reason Reasonably Aug. 1, 2002 A review of Return to Reason by Stephen Toulmin p. 61 First Things
After Autonomy June 17, 2002 A review of Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice by William Galston pp. 35-39 The Weekly Standard
In Praise of Balance May 20, 2002 A review of The Ship of State by Norma Thompson pp. 41-45 The New Republic
Liberal Education May 20, 2002 A review of Charters, Vouchers and Public Education, edited by Paul E. Peterson and David E. Campbell; Revolution at the Margins: The Impact of Competition on Urban School Systems by Frederick M. Hess; Rhetoric versus Reality: What We Know and What We Need to Know About Vouchers and Charter Schools by Brian P. Gill, P. Michael Timpane, Karen E. Ross and Dominic J. Brewer; and Schools, Vouchers and the American Public by Terry M. Moe pp. 35-39 The Weekly Standard
Jane Addams's Values Mar. 25, 2002 A review of Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy by Jean Bethke Elshtain, and The Jane Addams Reader, edited by Jean Bethke Elshtain pp. 36-38 The Weekly Standard
Money and Love Oct. 1, 2001 A review of Economic Sentiments by Emma Rothschild pp. 41-45 The New Republic
Down to the Wire July 27, 2001 A review of Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest Election by the political staff of The Washington Post; Bush v. Gore: The Court Cases and Commentary, edited by E.J. Dionne Jr. and William Kristol; 36 Days: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000 Presidential Election Crisis by correspondents of The New York Times; and The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election by James W. Ceaser and Andrew E. Busch p. 27 The Times Literary Supplement
Reckless Disregard, II July 20, 2001 A review of The Betrayal of America: How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose our President by Vincent Bugliosi National Review (online exclusive)
Reckless Disregard July 13, 2001 A review of Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 by Alan Dershowitz National Review (online exclusive)
Questioning America June 25, 2001 A review of Moral Freedom by Alan Wolfe pp. 34-37 The Weekly Standard
Virtue and Poverty Summer 2001 A review of Fighting Poverty with Virtue by Joel Schwartz pp. 116-120 The Public Interest
Complex, My Dear Holmes May 25, 2001 A review of Law without Values by Albert W. Alschuler p. 14 Times Literary Supplement
Ethicism Mar. 5, 2001 A review of Conflict of Interest in American Public Life by Andrew Stark pp. 40-44 The New Republic
And Lofty Flowed the Don Nov. 13, 2000 A review of The Cunning of Unreason by John Dunn pp. 42-45 The New Republic
Wooed by Freedom? Oct. 2000 A review of Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar, edited by Amy Kass and Leon Kass pp. 128-133 The Atlantic Monthly
Sensitivity Isn't Enough Sept. 7, 2000 A review of Virtue, Reason and Toleration by Glen Newey pp. 17-18 The London Review of Books
Easy Virtue August 28, 2000 A review of Sovereign Virtue by Ronald Dworkin pp. 43-45 National Review
Liberty at War with Itself? August 25, 2000 A review of In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the United States and Britain by Desmond King p. 28 The Times Literary Supplement
The Futility of Utility June 5, 2000 A review of Law and Social Norms by Eric A. Posner pp. 38-44 The New Republic
A Dramatic Struggle Over Self-Definition June 1, 2000 A review of The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul by Yoram Hazony p. A20 The Wall Street Journal
The Principle Problem Mar. 20, 2000 A review of The Trouble with Principle by Stanley Fish pp. 27-31 The Weekly Standard
Liberalism's Discontents Feb. 21, 2000 A review of The Betrayal of Liberalism: How the Disciples of Freedom and Equality Helped Foster the Illiberal Politics of Coercion and Control, edited by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball pp. 33-35 The Weekly Standard
Other People's Mothers Jan. 10, 2000 A review of A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution and Cooperation by Peter Singer, and Practical Ethics (2nd edition) by Peter Singer pp. 27-37 The New Republic
Feminism vs. Multiculturalism? The Liberal Project at Odds with Itself Nov. 1, 1999 A review of Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? by Susan Moller Okin and respondents, edited by Joshua Cohen, Matthew Howard and Martha C. Nussbaum pp. 40-43 The Weekly Standard
Reduction and Betrayal Aug. 23, 1999 A review of The Problematics of Moral and Legal Theory by Richard A. Posner pp. 38-45 The New Republic
The Pearl Diver June 14, 1999 A review of The Attack of the Blob: Hannah Arendt's Concept of the Social by Hanna Fenichel Pitkin pp. 44-52 The New Republic
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places Apr. 26, 1999 A review of Monica's Story by Andrew Morton pp. 48-49 The Jerusalem Report
Beyond Victimhood Feb. 1999 A review of A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America by Shelby Steele pp. 66-67 Commentary
Toward a More Complex Liberalism Oct. 1998 A review of The Virtues of Liberalism by James Kloppenberg p. 25 The Boston Book Review
Fear and Thinking July 13, 1998 A review of Political Thought and Political Thinkers by Judith N. Shklar, edited by Stanley Hoffmann; and Redeeming Political Thought by Judith N. Shklar, edited by Stanley Hoffmann and Dennis F. Thompson pp. 34-39 The New Republic
Can Liberalism be Saved? June 1998 A review of Achieving our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America by Richard Rorty pp. 75-78 Commentary
The Reason of Revelation May 25, 1998 A review of Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought by Leo Strauss, edited by Kenneth Hart Green pp. 31-34 The Weekly Standard
Book Review Mar. 1998 A review of Free Markets and Social Justice by Cass R. Sunstein pp. 213-214 The American Political Science Review
Book Review Mar. 1998 A review of The Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, edited by Kathleen Higgins and Bernd Magnus pp. 340-342 The Philosophical Review
Liberalism Strikes Back Dec. 15, 1997 A review of The Era of the Individual: A Contribution to a History of Subjectivity by Alain Renaut, translated by M.B. DeBevoise and Franklin Philip pp. 32-37 The New Republic
Saving Liberalism's Soul Nov. 1997 A review of The Growth of the Liberal Soul by David Walsh pp. 47-52 First Things
The Politic Moralist Sept. 1, 1997 A review of Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the Ethics of Politics by Ruth W. Grant pp. 36-40 The New Republic
Thou Shalt Not Kill June 23, 1997 A review of The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism by Regina M. Schwartz pp. 41-45 The New Republic
Beyond Pangloss Apr. 7, 1997 A review of Leibniz' Universal Jurisprudence: Justice as Charity of the Wise by Patrick Riley pp. 38-41 The New Republic
The Styles of Modern Politics Apr. 1997 A review of The Politics of Faith and the Politics of Scepticism by Michael Oakeshott pp. 38-42 First Things
Book Review Spring 1997 A review of Spinoza, Liberalism, and the Question of Jewish Identity by Steven B. Smith p. 103 The Wilson Quarterly
The Debating Society Nov. 25, 1996 A review of Democracy and Disagreement by Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson pp. 36-42 The New Republic
The Arrogance of Compassion Sept. 19, 1996 A review of The Politics of Meaning by Michael Lerner pp. 59-61 The Jerusalem Report
The Art of Association June 24, 1996 A review of The Fragility of Freedom by Joshua Mitchell pp. 44-49 The New Republic
The Religion of Democracy Winter 1996 A review of John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism by Alan Ryan pp. 133-139 The Public Interest
Communitarian Criticisms and Liberal Lessons Fall 1995 A review of Communitarianism and Its Critics by Daniel A. Bell, Looking Backward by Derek Phillips, and Liberals and Communitarians by Stephen Mulhall and Adam Swift pp. 54-64 The Responsive Community
Friends of Liberalism Should be Grateful Sept. 1995 A review of Passions and Constraint by Stephen Holmes pp. 5-6 The Boston Book Review
Rediscovering Liberalism Mar. 1995 A review of An Intellectual History of Liberalism by Pierre Manent pp. 12, 14 The Boston Book Review
Liberal Zealotry 1994 A review of The Anatomy of Antiliberalism by Stephen Holmes 103, pp. 1363-1382 Yale Law Journal
Book Review Summer 1993 A review of We the People, Vol. 1: Foundations by Bruce Ackerman pp. 692-697 Eighteenth Century Studies
The Correspondence of I and Thou Nov. 20, 1992 A review of The Letters of Martin Buber, edited by Nahum N. Glatzer and Paul Mendes-Flohr, translated by Richard and Clara Winston and Harry Zohn pp. 9, 11 The Forward
Book Review Nov. 1991 A review of Nietzsche and the Politics of Aristocratic Radicalism by Bruce Detwiler pp. 683-687 Political Theory
Toward a Feminist Orthodoxy 1991 A review of Toward a Feminist Theory of the State by Catharine MacKinnon 3, pp. 301-314 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities
Reconstructing Nietzsche as Progressive Fall 1989 A review of Nietzsche and Political Thought by Mark Warren pp. 623-628 Review of Politics